Mar 5, 2014 8:00am PST
of the shooting, the fbi was also monitoring conway's actions as part of its counter intelligence program known as cointelpro. numerous groups have campaigned for years calling for marshall eddie conway's release. in 2001, even the baltimore city council passed a resolution urging the governor of maryland to pardon him. conway remained politically active in prison. in 2011, ak press published his memoir titled "marshall law: the life and times of a baltimore black panther." in prison he also started friend of a friend, group that helps young man, often gang members, resolve conflicts. it is affiliated with the american friends service committee. marshall eddie conway joins us from baltimore, less than 24 hours after being released from prison. also with him, his attorney bob boyle. we welcome you both to democracy now! eddie conway, how does it feel to be free? >> i'm not sure yet. i'm still getting adjusted. i actually haven't slept at all. that i am enjoying the new environment. >> you must have been shocked yesterday in a nondescript courtroom when the judge announced you were free. >> yes.
Feb 26, 2014 8:00am PST
lumumba on democracy now! the day after he was elected. i asked him about the fbi's decision last are to place his former client, assata shakur, on the most wanted terrorist list. but before we play that clip, i want to ask you about the media 'sverage, he chokwe lumumba election, and some who call the most revolutionary man in america -- mayor in america, and a lack of coverage. i was watching the networks last night and open the "new york times" paper edition today and i did not see a reference. for night watching msnbc hours. i did not watch every single second son may have missed something, but i did not see a reference. as bill chandler said, he died late yesterday afternoon. >> i saw something in "the times" this morning -- >> online, yes. >> chokwe is somebody you have to give this much time to really talk about. this is a man who lived, if you will, multiple journeys in his life. and he was quixotic to people because on the one hand, you could easily stereotype him as being some sort of radical -- he would say he was a radical because he did not see that as being a bad thi